Arnold Worldwide has appointed Jim Elliott to the role of global chief creative officer to help drive creative product across Arnold’s network.
Elliott joins from Y&R New York where he served as chief creative officer working on leading national and global clients including Land Rover, Dell and Virgin Atlantic. Prior to Y&R New York he was group creative director/writer at Goodby Silverstein & Partners.
Global president Pam Hamlin said Elliott’s appointment would “raise the bar for all of us, acting as powerful fuel to drive our clients, our people, and the Arnold brand forward.”
“In addition to his tremendous talent, he is also a perfect cultural fit for Arnold – genuine, thoughtful, driven. I have no doubt he will inspire the best in our people – I am really looking forward to working with him,” she added.
Elliott commented: “One of the things that immediately struck me about Arnold and its culture is this very real hunger, ambition and drive for greatness – to create innovative, world-class work – born of a genuine, deep-seated belief that great work works – that great work builds brands and drives business.”
The appointment is one in a series of significant moves at the agency over the last 12 months to strengthen its position. In the summer Peter Grossman joined as president of the New York office, bringing in head of strategy Milla Stolte in Boston and Sara Bamber in New York.
As global chief creative officer Elliott will be based at Arnold’s headquarters in Boston.